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Fun. Great job for a low-budget take, and lo-fi nature of the movie pairs well with the subject/theme and the time in which it's set.
1 year 5 months ago
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Quite liked this. The background of an exorcist who is not only atheistic but in the process of openly confessing to this is a nice little twist on the exorcist genre, and it's portrayed well.

Keeps you guessing (or at least kept me guessing) as to not only whether you're watching a natural or supernatural film, but if it's a natural film, what exactly is going on and who's doing what - a lot of motivated actors who could have different ulterior motives.
1 year 5 months ago
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Neat premise, pretty fun, decently executed. But beyond the premise, doesn't stand out as a particularly good movie. Could have had more done with it.
1 year 5 months ago
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Agreed with Da_Vince that this is much stronger as a drama than a horror/thriller. It still very much fits in those categories, but if I was rating this as horror thriller it would get only moderate points. As a drama though, I think it is pretty outstanding, and deserves its high ratings in that respect.

But a warning then; if you're looking for horror/thriller and aren't a fan of dramas, maybe look somewhere else.
1 year 5 months ago
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Very interesting to watch to see how what you can do with so little to work with. Things happen a little fast and can be a bit hard to follow/interpret, but a repeat watch won't cost you much time.
1 year 5 months ago
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Very 80s. Starts off as quite a stock/unoriginal movie, but does some interesting things in the middle parts. Ends decently well.

Best not taken very seriously, like your typical 80s flicks.
1 year 5 months ago
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Excellent movie - but quite slow, and very dark in places. Definitely worth a watch if neither of those things put you off. Sort of changes directions a few times; it's hard to know exactly where things are heading over the longer course of the movie, which is rare.
1 year 5 months ago
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From the perspective of a non-American who went into the movie knowing nothing about the events - very compelling account. Super well made. Obviously people who don't like this kind of movie at all aren't going to be interested, but it's very captivating and engaging.
1 year 5 months ago
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I like this. I think there's a weak section, from about 60% through to 80% of the way through the movie, where it fall into the too-long-drawn-out trap so common to the horror genre. But the ending is interesting, and worth sticking around for.

The opening third/half of the movie is very compelling, so definitely worth watching I think.
1 year 6 months ago
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Not a scary movie, but good. Definitely held interest the whole way through, nice atmosphere. The horror aspects of this movie are a bit of a side piece to the movie as whole - though it's well integrated and doesn't feel out of place at all.
1 year 6 months ago
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Sort of turns into a genric this-genre-horror movie in the last third or half. Very intersting movie for the earlier part though, probably worth watching on that basis.
1 year 6 months ago
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Good movie. Well executed in all respects I think. Never does anything majorly suprising but you also don't know exactly where it's going.
1 year 6 months ago
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Pretty good. A lot of good scenes that ramp up very quickly. A nice interesting mix of jump scares, disgust-based horror, and sudden supernatural violence.
1 year 7 months ago
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Very slow. If you can remain invested, there's a lot of slow built tension that makes goes over really well, and well worth the long runtime for that, regardless of what you think of the ending.
1 year 7 months ago
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Watched this over ten years ago, in the decade it came out - prior to seeing the original. Really solid horror movie in its own right, but very different from the original, once I did see that. Actually preferred this one to the first movie, though that's not to say that it's a "better" movie all things considered.
1 year 7 months ago
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Very interesting movie. Some parts require you to pay a good amount of attention to properly follow what's going on - I definitely missed the meaning or implication of one or two key moments, though not in away that diminshed the experience at all.

A lot going on and a lot to get out of this movie. A lot of suspense built up an reasons to question your understanding of what's really happening throughout.
1 year 7 months ago
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For the first half of this movie, I like it quite a lot more than the original. The premise and content of both films lends itself well to making a pretty serious movie. Additional elements in the remake add to this, giving it a lot more depth.

Unfortunately, at least the way this particular rendition was put together, it couldn't hold interest for the full runtime. By the last third or so I was really wishing I was watching the original again, just so that at least something interesting would be happening.

In the end, that was enough to place it firmly below the original version. But probably still worth watching for an alternative take.
1 year 7 months ago
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Excellent.

Slow build up to exactly where things are going with just the right amount of stuff remaining not completely clear as things go along. Multiple interesting characters. Very fun movie too.
1 year 7 months ago
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Outstanding. Gets the balance of horror/comedy perfect. Close to, if not the most fun I've had watching a movie this year.

Same director as Happy Death Day, and the overall vibe is pretty similar, while being a pretty different sort of horror/comedy. Definitely recommended if you liked that movie.
1 year 7 months ago
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Suffers from the same problems as most found footage movies.

But definitely has good aspects - the premise of having this style of movie with characters who are essentially faking horror TV is solid, and gives nice notes to the film.

Some nice time/space fuckery - if they'd expanded on that more there could have got something better going I think.

Overall, it's okay.
1 year 7 months ago
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Move over Die Hard, someone has a new favourite Christmas movie.

Not that this movie should be mistaken for being even remotely like Die Hard.

This is what modern fairy tale movies should be, if we're making them in the original spirit of the old European fairy tales.
1 year 7 months ago
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It's decent. More realistic than 2012, but if that bar was any lower you'd hit your head on it. Similar overall vibe, though more serious. Less disaster porn though, which was mildly disappointing. Overly predictable with exactly when individual bad things would happen. Disappointingly little variation in the kind of effects displayed given the disaster.

Those issues aside, it holds up alright. Worth watching if you like that sort of thing, but don't expect anything special.
1 year 7 months ago
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This is an odd movie. I wasn't sure how I thought about it at the time, but after the fact I realised that it made me feel very strange in a way that I haven't experienced from a horror movie before. Both my wife and I felt a sort of surrealness walking around outside after the movie, so I take that as good credit for the film. Would be interested in hearing from other people if they experienced a similar effect.

Some neat things done in the movie, a lot of parts are left nicely ambiguous. Strongly recommend as a different sort of horror movie, though I can't be at all confident how well it will come across to other viewers.
1 year 7 months ago
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Speaking as someone who didn't like Evil Dead II - give this one a shot. It strikes a much better balance, in my opinion. It also benefits from not being a remake/parody of the original, so it has more of its own stuff going on.

Definitely appreciated Army of Darkness whereas I got essentially nothing out of Evil Dead II. Enough so that it was worth watching the second movie just to have context for the third.
1 year 7 months ago
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Good movie, but very slow. Strange movie, and excellent score to go with it.

There's a saying about your eyes being bigger than your stomach.
1 year 7 months ago

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